Protected Areas

10 Jan 2018

This dataset was last updated on LINZ Data Service on 10 Jan 2018.

This Protected Area Layer contains land and marine areas, most of which are administered by the Department of Conservation Te Papa Atawhai (DOC) and are protected by the Conservation, Reserves, National Parks, Marine Mammal and Marine Reserves Acts. All of the areas have been identified spatially. The attributes in this dataset are derived from the National Property and Land Information System (NaPALIS), which is a centralised database for all DOC and LINZ administered land.

The boundaries for most protected areas are derived from the Landonline Primary Parcel(s). In some cases, the boundaries may have been based on unsurveyed parcels defined to varying degrees of accuracy. As such please note that the boundaries are indicative only.

The dataset includes reserves but it is not a complete set. Privately owned reserves are excluded from the dataset as they are not crown land. Also, the dataset does not contain a complete list of reserves “vested” in Local Authorities or “controlled and managed” by other organisations. The dataset is continually being updated however as errors or omissions are discovered and new land transactions are completed.

The Department cannot guarantee the accuracy of the infromation but rather it represents best endeavours to maintain an accurate record of conservation land.

A table of Protected Area associations to Primary Parcels is published in the LDS here.

Category Crown Property
Tags New Zealand
Regions New Zealand
Metadata ISO 19115/19139, Dublin Core
Technical Details
Layer ID 53564
Data type Vector multipolygon
Feature count 17710
Primary key napalis_id
Attributes napalis_id, name, start_date, type, legislation, section, reserve_purpose, recorded_area, overlays, ctrl_mg_vst
Services Vector Query API, Web Feature Service (WFS), Catalog Service (CS-W), Atom Feed
Added 02 Feb 2017
Last updated 10 Jan 2018
Revisions 16 - Browse all revisions
Current revision Imported on Jan. 10, 2018 from Geodatabase in NZGD2000. 33 geometries modified to be OGC compliant. Changelog.